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Hockey nightmare

I had the strangest dream the other night. I was on the NDP hockey team, playing in a three-team game against the Liberals and the Conservatives. I was not actually supposed to have any ice time -- I...

The Good Old Hockey Game

Two minutes to catch your breath, old timer! Geezers relive their glory days on the ice.

Vancouver's tortured past with the Stanley Cup may be ending, say experts

VANCOUVER -- Both Vancouver's city and its hockey team have had a tortured relationship with the Stanley Cup, but experts say the Olympics healed the wounds of the 1994 hockey riot. After the Canucks...

Olympics and '94 riots in mind as police prepare for Vancouver's Stanley Cup run

The last time the Vancouver Canucks made it to the Stanley Cup final, it didn't end well. First, they lost the 1994 series to the New York Rangers. Then, rioters in Vancouver caused $1 million in...

A tale of two cities, a tale of the Canucks

After a Game 5 walloping, the Canucks’ swag has disappeared, leaving behind a city whose mood is unrecognizable from the jubilation we knew not so long ago.

A wet game of hockey for the food bank

City officials including Police Chief Jim Chu, media and other local celebrity types played a game of hockey in the pouring rain today to raise funds and awareness for the Vancouver food bank.

Giants win fifth straight in a mismatch

The Giants dominated the game from start to finish, outshooting the visitors 38-17 and scoring once in each period.

Vancouver, like never before

The wonderful world of Vancouver through the eyes of our Flickr contributors.

When hockey and headshots collide

Does it take the loss of the NHL’s brightest star to make progress in hockey’s constant concussion battle?

Canadian collapse

Canada scores a big "oh, no!" at World Juniors Hockey in gold medal game against Russia.